Hard Numbers: Russia's real death toll, jobless American women, Afghan attacks, Seoul tracing challenge

72: The coronavirus death toll in Russia could be up to 72 percent higher than officially reported, according to a Financial Times tally of deaths that exceed the normal rate. The Russian government says 2,009 people have died of COVID-19.

2.7: For the first time during a recession, US female unemployment (at 16.2 percent) is higher than men's – by 2.7 points. While past recessions have landed hardest on male-dominated industries like manufacturing and construction, this one is crippling retail, hotels, and restaurants, which have high female employment rates.

2,000: South Korean contact tracers are now trying to track down as many as 2,000 people who may have visited several Seoul nightclubs that were the site of a recent coronavirus outbreak. So far, 102 infections have been confirmed.

19: At least 19 civilians were killed in separate attacks on a Kabul maternity ward (yes, you read that right) and a funeral in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday. Violence has increased in the country despite a tentative peace deal between the US and Taliban forces.

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan announced a $1 billion, four-year commitment of additional support to address economic and racial inequalities in our local communities that have been intensified by the global pandemic.

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As protests over the police killing of George Floyd raged across the country, there have been more than 125 instances of journalists being shot with rubber bullets by police, arrested, or in some cases assaulted by protesters while covering the unrest.

Foreign news crews from Germany and Australia have been caught up in the crackdown. Australia's Prime Minister has even called for an investigation. Some of these journalists have simply been caught in the crossfire during surges of unrest, but video and photographic evidence reveals cases where police have deliberately targeted reporters doing their jobs.

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600,000: French authorities said 600,000 residents downloaded its new coronavirus contact tracing up within the first few hours of its release. The app, which aims to prevent a second wave of infections in that hard-hit country, has stirred controversy in France amid concerns that the data it gathers could be abused by the government to surveil people.

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As anti- racism protests rocked US cities in recent days, thousands of people gathered in cities around the world in solidarity. In some instances, demonstrators assembled outside US embassies — in Berlin, London, Paris, and elsewhere — to condemn the police killing of George Floyd. In others, crowds inspired by the Floyd demonstrations gathered to protest systemic racial injustice in their own societies. Here's a look at where demonstrators have taken to the streets in recent days.

This week, Ian Bremmer is joined by analyst Michael Hirson to take the Red Pen to an op-ed by New York Times Opinion columnist Bret Stephens.

Today, we're marking up a recent op-ed by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, entitled "China and the Rhineland Moment." And the subheading here is that "America and its allies must not simply accept Beijing's aggression." Basically, Bret is arguing that US-China relations are at a tipping point brought on by China's implementation of a new national security law for Hong Kong. And he compares this to Hitler's occupation of the Rhineland in 1936, describes it as the first domino to fall in Beijing's ambitions.

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